Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Scottish Jewish Archive Centre

The Scottish Jewish Archive Centre collects a wide range of material relating to all aspects of the history of the Jewish communities of Scotland. Opened in 1987, it is located in Garnethill Synagogue – the oldest in Scotland (1879).

The large collection is catalogued on computer, and made available to researchers. Displays are mounted on various subjects. During most of the year, it is open on one Sunday afternoon per month, otherwise by arrangement, eg Friday mornings.

Historical Database of Scottish Jewry
The Historical Database of Scottish Jewry, available at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, collates and cross-references a wide variety of sources and lists – some 60 lists & sources, including cemetery records, synagogue registers, naturalisations, charity subscription lists and school admission registers- relating to Jews in Scotland up to the 1920s. It has information on almost 16,500 individuals, and growing.
The Database is the most comprehensive source for those who are trying to locate individuals and families during this period.
For each individual, where known, the Database records:
surname; first name(s); father’s name; mother’s maiden surname;
year and place of birth and death; cemetery of burial;
date and place of marriage; surname of spouse; occupation; source;

The Registrar-General for Scotland, New Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT
Strathclyde Area Genealogy Centre, 22 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6BE;
telephone +44 (0)141 287 8364
The Glasgow Department, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library, Glasgow G3 7DN
Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, Garnethill Synagogue, 127 Hill Street, Glasgow G3 6UB
telephone +44 (0)141 332 4911 (open only by arrangement)
Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, 222 Fenwick Rd.,Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6UE
Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society, 222 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6UE
Aberdeen Synagogue, 74 Dee Street, Aberdeen AB1 2DS
Dundee Synagogue, St Mary Place, Dundee DD1 5RB
Edinburgh Synagogue, 4 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AB


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